Crystal Wright
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How ironic. Our first black President, Barack Obama, gets over 90% of the black vote in both elections but seems to run from black issues like he’s running from the plague. When was the last time he gave a policy speech on the breakdown of the black family? 73% of blacks are born to unwed mothers. When was the last time he spoke about blacks' declining wealth compared to whites? Poverty, crime and a lack of education are intertwined and a product of out of wedlock births.

And when was the last time, Obama asked why “are so many young black people using guns to kill neighbors?” as Juan Williams wrote. Instead our first black president, emphasis on BLACK, sent First Lady Michelle Obama to Chicago, a wasteland of black genocide, Obama’s hometown, to give a speech about gun violence.

“Since 2008, more than 530 youth have been killed in Chicago with nearly 80 percent of the homicides occurring in 22 African-American or Latino community areas on the city’s South, Southwest and West sides,” reported The Chicago Reporter.

If I was a black liberal who voted for Obama, not only would I be mad but mad as hell. President Obama needs to speak to the people of Chicago and blacks nationwide not about gun control but about the utter collapse of the black family which is causing this violence not gun control laws. Both Chicago and Illinois have some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.

Blacks represent 13% of the population yet according to Justice Department data from 1990-2008, “blacks were six times more likely than whites to be killed and seven times more likely to kill.” According to the Centers for Disease Control 2009 data, blacks committed 54% of gun murders.

Instead of speaking on the need for more gun laws, Michelle Obama should have spoken about the real reason blacks are being slaughtered in Chicago and across the nation. Michelle Obama became emotional when she spoke how teen gang bangers gunned down 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton after “days” performing for Obama’s inaugural.

The First Lady spoke about how Haydia like herself “came from a good family -– two devoted parents” and that is the key to Michelle and Haydia’s success and the reason why Haydia was killed.

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Crystal Wright

Crystal Wright is a black conservative woman living in Washington, D.C. Some would say she is a triple minority: woman, black and a Republican living in a Democrat dominated city. By day, Crystal is a communications consultant and editor and publisher of the new website, www.conservativeblackchick.com. Ms. Wright holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Georgetown University and a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University.